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PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS - Минулий доконано-тривалий час (ВПРАВИ З ВІДПОВІДЯМИ) - 10 КЛАС

 

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS - Минулий доконано-тривалий час


 

Минулий доконано-тривалий час вживається для вираження дій, що тривали


якийсь час до певного моменту в минулому чи початку іншої дії в минулому.

 



Стверджувальна форма утворюється з використанням допоміжного дієслова had,

дісслова to be у третій формі (been) та основного дієслова э закінченням -іng.



I/you/he/she/it/we/they + had been + Vіing




Наприклад: We had been skiing for half an hour before if siarfed snowing.

 


1. Complete the sentences using the Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


Example: ... before we came from the supermarket. Liz/ to clean/the flat/for two hours.

— Liz had been cleaning the flat for two hours before we came from the supermarket.

 


1) ... before Tom came to the court. Helen/to play/tennis/for an hour and a half.

2) ... before he retired. Mr Black/to work /as a lawyer/for twenty-five years.

3) ... when the bus arrived. We/ to wait/for forty minutes.

4) Sheilalooked tired because ... . She/to sew/a dress/for her little daughter/all day.

5) Before Jack got to level four ... . He/to play/the same game/for three hours.

6) Mike's neighbours were angry because ... . He/to listen/to loud music /for four hours/yesterday evening.

7) Everybody was very hungry because ... . They/to work/all day/without/a break for lunch.

8) ... when suddenly the car broke down. We/ to drive/for five hours.

9) ... before the plane landed in the airport late in the evening yesterday. They/to fly/for six hours.

10) ... since Easter, Alex and Den/to prepare/for the exams.

 

 

 

 


1) Helen had been playing for an hour and a half before Tom came to the court.
2) Mr Black had been working as a lawyer for twenty-five years before he retired.
3) We had been waiting for forty minutes when the bus arrived.
4) Sheila looked tired because she had been sewing a dress for her little daughter all day.
5) Before Jack got to level four he had been playing the same game for three hours.
6) Mike's neighbours were angry because he had been listening to loud music for four hours yesterday evening.
7) Everybody was very hungry because they had been working all day without a break for lunch.
8) We had been driving for five hours when suddenly the car broke down.
9) They had been flying for six hours before the plane landed in the airport late in the evening yesterday.
10) Alex and Den had been preparing for the exam since Easter.

 

 

 

 

 


2. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1) My sister ... (to practise) for two months before that concert.

2) The boys ... (to fish) for three hours before Tom caught the first fish.

3) We ... (to discuss) that problem for more than an hour before we found the right solution.

4) Henry ... (to wait) for half an hour before he saw his girlfriend getting off the tram.

5) Driving to the hospital was difficult as it ,., (to snow) all night.

6) Polly ... (to study) economy since she entered university.

7) Ron's collection of coins was valuable as he ... (to collect) them since he was a schoolboy.

8) When Sam returned home we ... (to watch) that TV programme for a quarter of an hour already.

9) Bill's coat and mittens were wet because he ,,. (to play) snowballs with his friends in the yard.

10) David was irritated because the police inspector ... (to ask) him questions for more than an hour.

 

 

 

 


1) My sister had been practising for two months before that concert.
2) The boys had been fishing for three hours before Tom caught the first fish.
3) We had been discussing that problem for more than an hour before we found the right solution.
4) Henry had been waiting for half an hour before he saw his girlfriend getting off the tram.
5) Driving to the hospital was difficult as it had been snowing all night.
6) Polly had been studying economy since she entered university.
7) Ron's collection of coins was valuable as he had been collecting them since he was a schoolboy.
8} When Sam returned home we had been watching that TV programme for quarter of an hour already.
9) Bill's coat and mittens were wet because he had been playing snowballs with his friends in the yard.
10) David was irritated because the police inspector had been asking him questions for more than an hour.

 

 

 

 


3. Make the sentences negative and interrogative.


1) Brian had been trying to find a better job for three weeks.

2) Little Johnny had been riding his new bike all day yesterday.

3) Robert and Frank had been fixing that computer for two hours yesterday.

4) Julia had been typing the report all the morning yesterday.

5) It had been raining all night last Tuesday.

6) The Smiths had been building their house for four years.

7) We had been skating for three hours yesterday.

8) You had been decorating the classroom for more than two hours last Saturday.

9) The twins had been fighting in the backyard when their mother saw them.

10) Molly had been speaking on the phone for an hour and a half yesterday evening.

 

 

 

 


1) Brian hadn't been trying to find a better job for three weeks.
Had Brian been trying to find a better job for three weeks?
2) Little Johnny hadn't been riding his new bike all day yesterday.
Had little Johnny been riding his new bike all day yesterday?
3) Robert and Frank hadn't been fixing that computer for two hours yesterday.
Had Robert and Frank been fixing that computer for two hours yesterday?
4) Julia hadn't been typing the report all the morning yesterday.
Had Julia been typing the report all the morning yesterday?
5) It hadn't been raining all night last Tuesday.
Had it been raining all night last Tuesday?
6) The Smiths hadn't been building their house for four years.
Had the Smiths been building their house for four years?
7) We hadn't been skating for three hours yesterday. Had we been skating for three hours yesterday?
8) You hadn't been decorating the classroom for more than two hours last Saturday.
Had you been decorating the classroom for more than two hours last Saturday?
9) The twins hadn't been fighting in the backyard when their mother saw them.
Had the twins been fighting in the backyard when their mother saw them?
10) Molly hadn't been speaking on the phone for an hour and a half yesterday evening.
Had Molly been speaking on the phone for an hour and a half yesterday evening?

 

 

 

 

 


4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.


1) It ... (to snow) for five hours before the weather changed.

2) Betty and Jane ... (to argue) for half an hour when their parents returned home.

3) Why did Ed miss his training' yesterday? — He couldn't come because he ... (to prepare) his project all day yesterday.

4) ... Isabel... (to work) as a secretary for four years before she moved to another town? — No, she ... .

She ... (to work) as a secretary just for two years.

5) ... Pete ... (toplay) computer games all the evening last Friday? — No, he ... .

He ... (to write) an essay for two hours and then he went for a walk.

6) Jean ... (not to wait) for our boss all the morning yesterday.

She ... (to speak) to some clients for about an hour and then she went to the bank.

7) Kevin was exhausted because he ... (to unload) the lorry for three hours.

8) I was really happy that Ron won that competition because he ... (to prepare) for it for half a year.

9) ... you ... (to save) money for a new computer for a long time? — Yes, I ... .

I ... (not to spend) a penny for six months before I got a sufficient sum.

10) Cathy and Sue ... (to tidy) our cottage house for two days after that birthday party.

 

 

 

 


1) It had been snowing for five hours before the weather changed.
2) Betty and Jane had been arguing for half an hour when their parents returned home.
3) Why did Ed miss his training yesterday? — He couldn't come because he had been preparing his project all day yesterday.
4) Had Isabel been working as a secretary for four years before she moved to another town? — No, she hadn't.
She had been working as a secretary just for two years.
5) Had Pete been playing computer games all the evening last Friday? —
No, he hadn't. He had been writing1 an essay for two hours and then he went for a walk.
6) Jean hadn't been waiting for our boss all the morning yesterday.
She had been speaking to some clients for about an hour and then she went to the bank.
7) Kevin was exhausted because he had been unloading the lorry for three hours.
8) I was really happy that Ron won that competition because he had been preparing for it for half a year.
9) Had you been saving money for a new computer for a long time? —
Yesf I had. I hadn't been spending a penny for six months before I got a sufficient sum.
10) Cathy and Sue had been tidying our cottage house for two days after that birthday party.

 

 

 


5. Make up the sentences using the Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1) We/to wait/outdoors/for twenty minutes/before/he/opened the door.

2) What/Sally/to cook/when/you/came/home/ yesterday?

3) How long/you/to repair/your car/before/Nick/ started/to help/you?

4) Sarah/to collect/dolls/since/she/ was/a girl.

5) Where/they/to come/from/when/you/met/them/ yesterday?

6) Who/to sing/karaoke/all the evening/yesterday?

7) Greg/to study/for his final exams/all last month?

8) They/ to drive/for five hours/when/they/ran out of petrol.

9) Tony/ to sleep/for an hour/before/you/woke/him up.

10) Our chief/ to discuss/some affairs/with our business partners/for two hours/last Wednesday.

 

 


1) We had been waiting outdoors for twenty minutes before he opened the door.
2) What had Sally been cooking when you came home yesterday?
3) How long  had you been repairing your car before Nick started to help you?
4) Sarah had been collecting dolls since she was a girl.
5) Where had they been coming from when you met them yesterday?
6) Who had been singing karaoke all the evening yesterday?
7) Had Greg been studying for his final exams all last month?
8) They had been driving for five hours when they ran out of petrol.
9) Tony had been sleeping for an hour before you woke him up.
10) Our chief had been discussing some affairs with our business partners for two hours last Wednesday.

 

 

 


6. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.


1) Where ... Robert ... (to work) since 4 o'clock yesterday?

— He ... (to fix) a fence in the garden.

2) What ... Wendy ... (to do) in the studio for three hours last Monday?

— She ... (to prepare) some of her pictures for the exhibition.

3) Why ... you ... (to hurry) when I met you last Friday, James?

— I ... (to go) to the railway station to meet my uncle. I was afraid to be late.

4) It ... (to rain) heavily when Mr Scott stopped his car in front of a cafe.

He wanted to have lunch because he ... (not to eat) since early morning.

5) What ... the students ... (to write) since 9 o'clock yesterday morning?

— They ... (to write) a test on Psychology.

6) How long ... Janet... (to work) in the office before she went home yesterday?

— She ... (to make) photocopies of some documents for the boss for about an hour and then she ... (to type) some letters for

two hours before her working day was over.

7) The government ... (to carry) on negotiations with the terrorists for three days before they reached some agreement.

8) Stuart ... (to try) to call you for a quarter of an hour before you finally answered the phone.

9) Emily felt horrible yesterday because she ... (not to sleep) all night.

10) Why was Janet so angry last Friday? — Because she ... (to argue) with her parents for an hour.

 

 

 

 


1) Where had Robert been working since 4 o'clock yesterday? — He had been fixing a fence in the garden.
2) What had Wendy been doing in the studio for three hours last Monday?
— She had been preparing some of her pictures for the exhibition.
3) Why had you been hurrying when I met you last Friday, James?
— I had been going to the railway station to meet my uncle, I was afraid to be late.
It had been raining heavily when Mr Scott stopped his car in front of a cafe.
He wanted to have lunch because he hadn't been eating since early morning.
5) What had the students been writing since 9 o'clock yesterday morning?
— They had been writing a test on Psychology.
6) How long had Janet been working in the office before she went home yesterday?
— She had been making photocopies of some documents for the boss for about an hour and then she had been typing some
letters for two hours before her working day was over.
7) The government had been carrying on negotiations with the terrorists for three days before they reached some agreement.
Stuart had been trying to call you for a quarter of an hour before you finally answered the phone.
9) Emily felt horrible yesterday because she hadn't been sleeping all night.
10) Why was Janet so angry last Friday? — Because she had been arguing with her parents for an hour.

 

 

 

 


7. Find mistakes and correct them.


1) Ann had been done the ironing for two hours yesterday.

2) We had tried to catch a taxi for twenty-five minutes last Sunday before we managed to stop one.

3) Margaret had been not surfing the Net all day yesterday.

4) Nigel had being trying to get in touch with you for a week.

5) Had been they waiting for a bus for half an hour last Wednesday?

6) How long Nelly had been speaking on the phone yesterday?

7) Had Sue been sunbathing all day yesterday? — No, she had.

8) They have been dancing for more than an hour yesterday before Helen got tired.

9) Who had played the piano in your room from 3 to 4 o'clock yesterday?

10) Why had been crying your baby all the morning yesterday?

 

 

 


1) Ann had been doing' the ironing for two hours yesterday.
2) We had been trying to catch a taxi for twenty-five minutes last Sunday before we managed to stop one.
3) Margaret hadn't been surfing the Net all day yesterday.
4) Nigel had been trying to get in touch with you for a week.
5) Had they been waiting for a bus for half an hour last Wednesday?
6) How long had Nelly been speaking on the phone yesterday?
7) Had Sue been sunbathing all day yesterday? — No, she hadn't.
8) They had been dancing for more than an hour yesterday before Helen got tired.
9) Who had been playing the piano in your room from 3 to 4 o'clock yesterday?
10) Why had your baby been crying all the morning yesterday?

 

 

 

 

8. Translate into English.


1) Учора дівчата весь день допомагали мені збирати яблука в саду.

2) Менеджер розмовляв з клієнтами більше двох го­дин учора.

3) Минулого тижня ми готувалися до іспиту з понеділка по четвер.

4) Я не користувався компьютером з п'ятої до сьомої вчора.

5) Учора ви тренувались у спортзал! дві години? — Так, ми тренувались з шостої до восьмої вечора.

6) Як довго хлопці вчора каталися на велосипедах? — Вони каталися близько трьох годин.

7) Чому він учора весь день працював у бібліотеці? — Він весь день готувався до конференції.

8) Який фільм діти дивились вчора з дев'ятої вечора? — Вони дивились якусъ комедію,

9) Які документи ваш секретар готував весь день минулого вівторка?

— Він готував "Рейтинг курсов английского языка".

10) Що вчитель вам учора пояснював на першому уроці? — Він пояснював нові правила граматики.

 

 

 


1) The girls had been helping me to gather apples in the garden all day yesterday.
2) The manager had been talking to a client for more than two hours yesterday.
3) Last week we had been preparing for the exam from Monday till Thursday.
4) I hadn't been using the computer from five till seven o'clock yesterday.
5) Had you been training in the gym for two hours yesterday?
— Yes, we had been training from six till eight o'clock in the evening.
6) How long had the boys been riding their bikes yesterday? — They had been riding for about three hours.
7) Why had he been working in the library all day yesterday? — He had been preparing for the conference all day.
8) What film had the children been watching since nine o'clock in the evening yesterday?
— They had been watching some comedy.
9) What documents had your secretary been preparing all day last Tuesday?
— He had been preparing the reports for our trade partners.
10) What had the teacher been explaining to you at the first lesson? — He had been explaining new grammar rules.

 


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